The 16th annual Journey’s Marathon took place this past weekend. this race is a pre-qualifier for the Boston Marathon. White Birch village Resort has the honor of hosting the starting line for the full marathon. It was a beautiful morning on Saturday for the race. Much better than last year with the freezing rain.  The race starts at 8AM and it is a hub of activity from 7:15 – 8AM. By 8:15 AM you would never know anything had taken place. It’s a fun morning.

Final Stretching


Friends and family wishing the racers good luck.


Five minutes before race time.


The race announcer begins the race each year with the traditional Irish Blessing:
May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind always be at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
and rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.




The wheel part of marathon gets a three minute head start.


And the race begins


Even a snapping turtle was trying to see what was going on.